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In the midst of a whole lot of policy hate, this video made my week.
Perhaps more on the policies later. They involve...
- refugees. And so much respect for Petro Georgiou. Seriously listen to some of the stuff he says, especially when he looks at the history of the mandatory detention policy.
- the NTER 2007, and the RDA 1975. AKA The Intervention, and the suspension of part of the law, resulting in making it okay to be racist.
- that we don't have a separate ministerial portfolio for Indigenous Affairs
- that Jenny Macklin of Jagajaga (North-Eastern Melbourne suburbs) is the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services, and Indigenous Affairs - and is not an Indigenous Australian herself. Also that all those areas are lumped into one portfolio.
- that people living in prescribed areas under the NTER between the ages of 15 and 24, if on a parenting payment, or youth allowance, or the special benifit (all from centrelink) are "DISENGAGED YOUTH".                   RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEE. I think parenting is pretty engaged. And studying. And, well, if there ARE NO JOBS you CAN'T GET ONE. And fail. But it's 1am. And I'm concerned I may end up in politics or policy.



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